First Lines Fridays ~ No. 1

First Lines Fridays

It’s a new month, which means I’m joining in on another weekly bookish meme.

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words and is exactly what it sounds like!

Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page. Copy the first few lines but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet. Finally, reveal the book.

Here we go!

“Whenever I woke up, night or day, I’d shuffle through the bright marble foyer of my building and go up the block and around the corner where there was a bodega that never closed. I’d get two large coffees with cream and six sugars each, chug the first one in the elevator on the way back up to my apartment, then sip the second one slowly while I watched movies and at animal crackers and took trazodone and Ambien and Nembutal until I fell asleep again.”

These lines come from none other than…

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

I found this book to be an utter delight. It made me laugh, gave me pause, and the ending was remarkable. I knew from the very beginning I was going to enjoy this book, and I did.

Have you read My Year of Rest and Relaxation? What did you think?

Hoping you all have a wonderful weekend ahead! 🙂

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